Pip is stir-crazy, cooped up with a convict in his apartment.
Herbert is astonished to hear the story of Magwitch the benefactor.
Pip walks Magwitch to his new lodgings, grateful for a night to himself.
Herbert is a real trooper, helping Pip think through this crazy scenario.
Pip tells Herbert he can no longer accept Magwitch’s money, believing that he will have to repay the convict for the money he has already given.
Herbert counsels Pip to leave England with Magwitch, to take him out of harm’s way, and Pip thinks this is a good idea. The prison is just around the corner, after all.
The next morning, Magwitch comes over for breakfast, and Pip asks him to tell his life’s story. Magwitch gladly acquiesces, but he makes it known first and foremost that he has paid off every debt and every crime he has ever committed.